Choosing a car to buy can be a hectic and stressful experience especially if you are purchasing a used car. For some, it is an outright gamble. AA Kenya performs out valuation/inspection on all types of motor vehicles including tractors and prime movers to ascertain the condition and value in relation to sale, purchase, insurance etc. If you never gambled with your hard earned money, why gamble now?
- Are there any major defects requiring expensive fixing?
The vehicle is done a brief road test in order to check the suspension, clutch, braking system performance, engine performance, transmission, and steering system. The engineer also gets the general feeling of the vehicle.
This is used to check amongst others, the front and rear suspension steering and under frame. Areas such as the chassis, under-floor panels, exhaust system, drive shaft boots, tie rod ends, control arms/ bushes, wishbones, ball joints, constant velocity joints, propeller shafts.
Body Exterior Inspection
To establish whether the vehicle had been involved in any previous accidents, quality of repair, paint work condition, rust and/or corrosion, lighting system, upholstery and general vehicle aesthetics. The windscreen and body mirrors are checked and identified as to whether they are heated or not.
These include inspection of Electrical controls in the motor vehicle that control lights , mirrors, Heaters, Fans, windows, sun roof, wipers, washes etc
Interior Luggage Compartment
This is inspection of the interior of the motor vehicle, steering wheel adjustments, seat adjustments, seatbelts
Condition Of The Tyres And The Rims
The tyres are checked for wear cracks or whether they are weather beatenThe types of material and size of the rims are indicated. Engine and chassis numbers are taken and compared with the logbook details
Supplementary road test
This is done after pit inspection. It aims at identifying the effects of bad components identified by the pit inspection on the general handling of the vehicle.
NOTE: Any respectable car seller will readily refer you to AA Kenya for verification and added insurance. A seller without integrity will hesitate!